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31
May

New Methods and Technology Help to Bridge Gaps in Telehealth

The global pandemic has driven healthcare practitioners and fellow staff to implement more effective, remote-friendly approaches to diagnosing and interacting with patients. Despite their best efforts, however, a Zoom or Facetime call can’t fully replace the diagnostic and consultation processes entirely. A real challenge is checking the vital signs of patients including their pulse.  Gratefully, there is a solution, and

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18
May

Canadian Scientist Honoured with International Award for Diabetic Research

In a recent Toronto Star article, first reported by the Canadian Press, Dr. Daniel Drucker entered the spotlight. His several decades of incredible contributions towards diabetic research had earned him the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award. His findings over the years have proven instrumental in not only better understanding diabetes and obesity, but also how best to approach treating it. 

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15
Apr

Ingenuity Sparks as Canadian Doctors Repurpose Medical Devices and Apps

In a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), produced in collaboration with the U.S. Commonwealth Fund, we noticed some interesting findings. Chief among them was the claim that Canadian doctors are doing more to be virtually accessible to their patients, with tangible results stretching back to 2019 and before the pandemic. Today, let’s take a quick look

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19
Feb

Can the Eyes of Diabetics Indicate Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Diabetes can be a debilitating, challenging disease to live with if left unchecked or unmonitored, but it can also indicate other issues. Those living with type 1 diabetes are likelier to develop complications such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, earlier detection can help us understand the potential cognitive decline to come. As it turns out, it’s all in the eyes –

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15
Feb

Recent Changes Lead to More Efficient Cardiac Short Stay Unit

When a heart event occurs – or worse, a full-on attack – hospital cardiac units need to remain a viable and effective recovery option. This is especially true for units intended for short patient stays, as only so many beds are available at any given time. Sometimes they’re all full due to ever-climbing demand for local healthcare services, so turnaround

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15
Jan

Food Science: How Our Eating Habits Directly Affect Our Brains

The phrase, “you are what you eat” may be as old as the hills, but it remains an accurate one. What we put into our bodies and filter through our system has a direct impact on how we feel and perform daily. As detailed in an article published on Harvard Medical School’s official blog, the brain is always handling a

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12
Nov

Waterloo Region Home Health Care Winners: Readers Choice Awards 2020

Our team at Qualicare Waterloo would like to give praise to our fellow industry leaders, Promyse Home Care and Busy Bee Homemakers, for being named the official winners of the Waterloo Region Record Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 in the “Best Home Health Care” category. Receiving the Diamond Award is Promyse Home Care, who has been providing a range of home

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24
Jul

The Future of Healthcare: What Lessons Have We Learned?

The COVID-19 pandemic, while far from over, has already taught many of us valuable life lessons. The same can be said for healthcare workers on the frontlines who have witnessed unimaginable horrors and hardship. With that said, we collectively strive to do better, save as many lives as possible, and contribute in a beneficial manner to the healthcare of the

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19
Jun

The Importance of Eating Healthy While Working from Home

While working from home can help us and our employers save money and stress, there are health risks to conquer along the way. While having an ergonomic desk setup is important, most folks focus on material things before an even bigger threat: what they eat. Since we have easy access to the kitchen and our secret stash of snacks, eating

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3
Apr

What You Need to Know About Ontario’s “‘Till Death Do Us Part” Act

Sometimes, there’s just no more than can be done to help a patient recover, and all that can be done is to keep them comfortable. It’s a fact of life that we face and cope with as best as possible on a daily basis. However, the most painful thing for us to see is when couples are separated in those

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